Two Clayton Brown-Hearst High School students are hoping the town will begin a youth centre. Grade 9 students Caroline Wesley and Leia Gendreau made their pitch at last night’s council meeting, reporting that a school project made the message clear.
“After the two high schools split there has been less interaction between us and we would like to become more of a community again,” Gendreau said.
“We have nothing to do for the youth ages 12-17 and we have realized that in their project,” Wesley added.
The two girls say a centre would go a long way to improve mental health of students.
“This is like the next step to our project,” Wesley said. “Is to go to all of the schools to start a petition and to ask the students if they would like to volunteer and help out with this project of ours.”
Several councillors told the students that a similar project was looked at by the town on a number of occasions. A recommendation is expected to council once a working group has finished their review.